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Lorna (McCutcheon) Cooney
B: 1926-09-15
D: 2012-12-08
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(McCutcheon) Cooney, Lorna
Hristu Abagiu
B: 1947-12-24
D: 2013-04-10
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Abagiu, Hristu
Edgar Abbott
B: 1926-09-10
D: 2008-06-05
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Abbott, Edgar
Frederick Abbott
B: 1936-11-26
D: 2017-06-15
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Abbott, Frederick
Jose Francisco Abrantes
B: 1922-03-20
D: 2010-06-26
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Abrantes, Jose Francisco
John Sidney Acheson
B: 1922-04-12
D: 2010-12-29
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Acheson, John Sidney
Kenneth Ackerl
B: 1934-08-08
D: 2016-02-23
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Ackerl, Kenneth
Ruth Acorn
B: 1932-01-06
D: 2007-09-11
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Acorn, Ruth
Gottlieb Adam
B: 1935-03-25
D: 2016-01-17
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Adam, Gottlieb
Ken Adams
B: 1922-06-08
D: 2010-04-09
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Adams, Ken
Janet Adams
B: 1970-11-22
D: 2015-03-15
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Adams, Janet
Marjorie Adams
B: 1919-11-18
D: 2015-09-04
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Adams, Marjorie
Eileen G. June Adams
B: 1925-06-03
D: 2017-12-02
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Adams, Eileen G. June
John 'Jack' Adams
B: 1924-06-03
D: 2015-12-08
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Adams, John 'Jack'
Eva Adams
B: 1958-08-16
D: 2017-01-23
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Adams, Eva
Edward Adlys
B: 1937-06-11
D: 2016-07-22
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Adlys, Edward
William Aeichele
B: 1961-05-30
D: 2014-05-08
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Aeichele, William
Maria Afonso
B: 1948-08-05
D: 2015-01-14
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Afonso, Maria
Gord "Butch" Agnew
B: 1961-04-19
D: 2013-01-07
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Agnew, Gord "Butch"
Eddie Aguiar
B: 1969-02-27
D: 2012-06-16
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Aguiar, Eddie
William Aiken
B: 1930-01-07
D: 2017-09-19
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Aiken, William

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Condolence From: Phil Stoesser
Condolence: Sorry to hear of the passing of "Mr. Downey" who was a great teacher and mentor. Deepest condolences.
Wednesday November 22, 2017
Condolence From: Carmen & Ella Box
Condolence: Dear Marjory and you family, thinking of you and sending sincere sympathy on hearing of Jack's death. He will be missed. Ella (Herman)
Tuesday November 21, 2017
Condolence From: Jeanette & Frank Williams
Condolence: May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.
Tuesday November 21, 2017
Condolence From: Joanne Kufske (Hauck)
Condolence: My condolences to the family on your loss. Mr. Downey was the principle at St Davids when I was there.
Tuesday November 21, 2017
Condolence From: Joseph Forte
Condolence: Mr. Jack Downey is one of the many people that inspired me to become an educator. I am grateful that I was able to connect with Mr. Downey at the last St. John School reunion for a brief time and catch up. He was a true leader and a wonderful teacher. He gave us as students the feeling that we could do anything we put our minds to. His faith was immeasurable and incredibly contagious. He taught me to explore my faith journey and make it my own and this has carried me through my entire life. My thoughts and prayers I with your family and I thank you for sharing such a great man with all of us. He was a true gift to the world.
Tuesday November 21, 2017
Condolence From: Marnie Wharnsby
Condolence: We have fond memories of Jack, being neighbours of the Downey Clan on Avondale for 30 years. We will always remember his beautiful antique cars. Thanks Jack for teaching and guiding the Wharnsby Clan. Hoping Bill will be there to show you where the rink is. Our deepest condolences to Marj and the whole crew.

The Wharnsby Family
Tuesday November 21, 2017
Condolence From: Brian Seguin
Condolence: Dearest Downey Family. Please let it be known that Mr Downey was by far one of the greatest influences in my life. But for everything he did for me, my greatest memory will be knowing that there are countless others who have a million stories such as I about a great man by the name of Mr Jack Downey.
Monday November 20, 2017
Condolence From: Very Rev. Paul S. Voisin, C.R.
Condolence: Dear Marjory and all of the Downey family,
It was with sadness that I read the news about the passing of your dear husband and father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Jack Downey. He was my Grade 8 teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes School, and the teacher - without a doubt - from whom I learned more about faith and family, about responsibility and priorities. He was a creative and generous teacher, sharing not only what was in the text, but about his own life. This prepared us better for our own lives. When I was serving as Pastor of St. Francis in Kitchener it was great to see Jack at Saturday morning Mass (as there were so few at that time), and it often gave us a chance to exchange a few words. I remember on day he took us, about a dozen Grade 8's (it was a 7 & 8 split) to Toronto in his station wagon. Some of us sat in the back facing one another, long before seat belts. We went to Queens Park and the Royal Ontario Museum - my first for both! How many teachers would have done that! That was the kind of teacher Jack Downey was! He was definitely with in the top few teachers of my twenty years as a student. May God grant him a peaceful reward for his faith-filled life and response to God's grace. I will keep him - and all of you - in my Masses and prayers. His life is now with the Risen Lord whom he loved and served! God bless you all!
Very Rev. Paul S. Voisin, C.R., Superior General of the Congregation of the Resurrection, Rome, Italy.
Monday November 20, 2017
Condolence From: nick roehrig
Condolence: I had the honour and priviledge of working with Jack for several years at St. David. I was a "rookie" and he was a seasoned veteran. He taught me much about how you conduct yourself in a kind, firm and judicious manner. The students welfare was always front and centre in his dealings with them. I was also fortunate to have taught most of his children which gave me another perspective on Jack the father and husband. He was without a doubt one of the most principled and ethical people i have known and was unwavering in his practice of these virtues. A great conversationalist and a pleasure to be in his company. My sincerest condolences and sympathies to Marj and the family. RIP my friend.
Monday November 20, 2017
Condolence From: Marj (Logel) Goodyear
Condolence: Marj & Family: Jack (or Mr. Downey to me at the time) was my Grade 5 teacher at S.S.#3 Peel little country school (47-50 students at its' peak). Of all the teachers I had throughout my education, he was my favourite and the BEST! He made life-long impressions on me. Your son Tom was born that year and I can still remember him beaming as he told us of his birth! My brother Tom (d.April, 2016) in Grade 8 at the time, was so proud that you had chosen "his name" for your
new baby! I will never forget Jack and send my love, prayers and sympathy as you mourn this significant loss. Rest in Peace Jack - you will have a special spot amongst all the teachers in Heaven!
Monday November 20, 2017